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Last Updated on 1 May, 2017

IHBB’s 2017 European Championships to Be Held at St. Stephen’s School in Rome on 19-21 May!

Registration for the European Championships is now open here through May 15!

The International History Bee and Bowl is delighted to announce that its 2017 European Championships will return to St. Stephen’s School in Rome on Friday-Sunday, 19-21 May! As was the case last year, we will feature the Academic Bowl of Europe (open to all), the annual Sports and Entertainment History Bee with its Open Division open to parents, coaches, and family members, and for the first time, the European Championships of the International Geography Bee! Students finishing in the top half at the IGB European Championships qualify for the 2018 IGB World Championships in Berlin (held in conjunction with the 2018 International History Olympiad).
We will also coordinate some sightseeing on Friday morning at St. Peter’s followed by lunch and then our History Bee of Vatican City (on the history of Christianity with a focus on the Catholic Church) played in St. Peter’s Square! The History Bee championships will then be held on Saturday afternoon, and the History Bowl Championships on Sunday. This year, for the first time, students who only played at one regional tournament can have a second chance to qualify for the History Bee Championships in the Qualifier Match on early Saturday afternoon as well. Registration for all events will open by mid-April and run through May 15.
A big thank you to Ms. Inge Weustink for helping to bring our European Championships back to St. Stephen’s and we hope to see you all there in May! For further questions, please see the European Championships page or contact us at nolwenn@historybowl.com Good luck!

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IHBB Announces the Launch of The International Geography Bee!

(13 February, 2017) The International History Bee and Bowl is delighted to announce the launch of the International Geography Bee, a new, worldwide geography quiz competition for primary and secondary school students around the world. excited to begin its sixth year of history quiz tournaments for students and teams throughout Europe! Within Europe, the International Geography Bee effectively replaces the “Geography Bee of Europe” that has been held for the past two years at the European Championships of The International History Bee and Bowl. IGB will also allow European students to then compete at the IGB World Championships, which will be held every other year in conjunction with the International History Olympiad, beginning in Berlin, Germany in July 2018. The European Division of the IGB consists of the European Championships Qualifying Exam (which can be taken at any IHBB Europe regional tournament, or with a teacher or homeschool instructor as a proctor) and the European Championships. For IGB’s European Division, the same three age divisions apply as they do for the International History Bee and Bowl. The top 50% of students in each age division at the IGB European Championships then receive eligibility to compete at the IGB World Championships. Qualification is valid for two years; thus students can qualify for the 2018 IGB World Championships in either 2017 or 2018. Students who graduate secondary school in 2017 are permitted to come back after one year of university studies to compete as well. For more information on the International Geography Bee, please see www.internationalgeographybee.com or contact us at nolwenn@historybowl.com
Good luck!

Welcome to a new year of IHBB Europe!

(9 September, 2016) The International History Bee and Bowl is excited to begin its sixth year of history quiz tournaments for students and teams throughout Europe! Our sixth year promises to be our busiest ever, with nearly 20 tournaments planned throughout Europe, including new tournaments planned for Hungary, the UK, and possibly other countries as well. Throughout the autumn of 2016, IHBB staff will be visiting schools across Europe to promote our competitions, and we hope that you and your students will be able to join us! As in past years, we will have two regional question sets offered, which will allow students and teams up to two chances to qualify for our 2017 European Championships in early June. The location of the Championships will be determined over the coming months, and it will be posted here when available. Students who finish in the top half of any regional tournament in either the Bee or the Bowl also gain eligibility for the 2018 International History Olympiad, which will be held in Berlin!  For more information on all of our European tournaments, please contact our Executive Director, Mrs. Nolwenn Madden at nolwenn@historybowl.com
Good luck throughout the 2016-17 competition year, and we look forward to seeing you and your team at a tournament soon!

Congratulations to our 2016 IHBB European Champions!

(31 May, 2016) The International History Bee and Bowl held its fifth annual European Championships in Berlin on May 27-30, 2016, with the John F. Kennedy School as the host venue for all competitions aside from the German History Bee (which was played outside the Reichstag for the preliminary rounds, and inside the Brandenburg Gate for the finals). Thanks to Mr. Phil Blessman of the JFK School for coordinating the hosting arrangements and to everyone who came and played or assisted with the tournament. Congratulations to our many champions and we look forward to seeing all teams and students back in 2016-17 for IHBB’s sixth year! We’ll be looking to add three additional regional tournaments (one in Sweden, one in Hungary, and one in England), and will be posting information on our 2017 European Championships in this spot as soon as the dates and venue are secured. Have a great summer and best of luck to all students representing European countries at the 2016 International History Olympiad in Hawaii in July!

2016 IHBB European Champions
Varsity History Bowl: Katedralskolan, Lund, Sweden
Varsity History Bee: Ishaan Bhardwaj, Sevenoaks School, Sevenoaks, England
Varsity Geography Bee: Alexander Kloß, Lessing-Gymnasium, Hoyerswerda, Germany

Junior Varsity History Bowl: St. Stephen’s School, Rome, Italy
Junior Varsity History Bee: Sam Brennan, St. Stephen’s School, Rome, Italy
Junior Varsity Geography Bee: Paul Baroudi, International School of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Middle School History Bowl: Hockerill Anglo-European College, Bishop’s Stortford, England
Middle School History Bee: Thomas Wilson, Hockerill Anglo-European College, Bishop’s Stortford, England
Middle School Geography Bee: Anabel Mellinger, Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, Zuoz, Switzerland

Champions from the Sports & Entertainment History Bee, German History Bee, and Academic Bowl of Europe can be found on the main championships page here.